This may be a somewhat naive question but:
Is it "reasonably" secure to connect my PC to the office server (Windows 2016) using VPN (L2TP/IPsec) over public WiFi ?
Since using public WiFi (with or without a password) for activities such as browsing and email is a potential security risk, I always use a VPN service when outside of the office.
However, I am not so sure in the case of directly logging into the office server from the outside (to access files or carry out some simple management tasks). My main concern is having access credentials to the office network / server stolen. Lets say in a worst-case scenario the only internet access I have is a WiFi network with no password needed. Is it safe to use this to access the office server via VPN ? In case anyone is wondering I am pretty sure I don’t have any state actors after me !
Comments are appreciated.